Intelligence How do we Judge Intelligence?
From the following list of candidates, select the five that your group believes to be the most intelligent – explain the criteria that was used. Charles Darwin Mother Theresa Shakespeare Madonna (singer) Adolf Hitler Sigmund Freud Michael Jordan Gandhi Wayne Gretzky Martin Luther King Junior Pablo Picasso Who is the most Intelligent?
Who is the most intelligent? • All are intelligent - but in different ways • Gardner’s definition of intelligence: • “ We call someone intelligent if they can solve problems that face them in their lives and if they are able to produce things that are of value to our culture”
Verbal /Linguistic Intelligence Responsible for the production of language, including poetry, humour, story-telling, grammar, metaphors, similes, abstract reasoning, symbolic thinking conceptual patterning and the written word. To activate this intelligence: Read a story then write a sequel Listen to someone’s ideas then have a discussion with them Learn a new word each day Write a speech and then give it. Keep a journal and reflect on each day Gardner’s 8 Intelligences
Body/Kinesthetic Intelligence The ability to use the body to express emotion (dancing, body language), to play a game (sports), to create a new product (an invention). Learning by doing To activate this intelligence: Role play an idea Play non-competitive games Walk in a different way to change your mood Observe your body and how it completes everyday tasks such as shoveling, mowing grass washing dishes, etc. Gardner’s 8 Intelligences
Music/Rhythmic Intelligence recognizing and using rhythmic and tonal patterns and sensitivity to sounds from the environment, the human voice, and musical instruments. Learning our ABC’s To activate this intelligence: Shift your mood through listening to music Sing to express an idea Listen to various sounds of nature Gardner’s 8 Intelligences
Interpersonal Intelligence The ability to work cooperatively in a group and to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with others Empathy To activate this intelligence: Join a committee Listen to other people, turn off the “mind chatter” and focus Try to guess what someone else is thinking or feeling. Explore different ways to communicate with others (facial expression, gestures, body posture,etc). Gardner’s 8 Intelligences
Intrapersonal Intelligence Knowledge of self, including feelings and emotions responses the way you think, self-reflection. Requires all other intelligences in order to express To activate this intelligence Practice watching your thoughts and feelings In 25 words or fewer answer the question “Who am I?” – keep revising Gardner’s 8 Intelligences
Naturalist Intelligence The ability to recognize and classify plants, minerals, animals and to recognize cultural artifacts To activate this intelligence: Go on a nature walk Plant a garden Bird watch Gardner’s 8 Intelligences
Logical / Mathematical Intelligence Abstract symbols and formulas Graphing Number sequences Deciphering codes Problem solving Pattern games To activate this intelligence Play a board game Do problem solving puzzles Learn a new computer program Gardner’s 8 Intelligences
Visual / Spatial Intelligence Active imagination Color Schemes Painting Drawing Mind-Mapping Pretending Sculpting To activate this intelligence: Take an art class Plan and decorate your bedroom Do a self-portrait Gardner’s 8 Intelligences
Gardner’s 8 Intelligences • Multiple Intelligence is not a new theory, but it does offer a new way of thinking. It is meant to be a tool in which we can strengthen ourselves. We each have all eight intelligences but we are stronger in some areas than in others • What do you think is your strongest intelligence? Your weakest?
Gardner’s 8 Intelligences • Go to http://www.careerccc.org/products/cp_99_e/section1/quiz.cfm • Complete the self-assessment: What Are My Multiple Intelligences?
Psychiatrist Actor Counselor Novelist Architect Public Speaker Cartographer Dancer Composer Banker Philosopher Biologist Athlete Politician Comedian Computer programmer Fisherperson Teacher Which MI is most likely to be prominently exemplified in the following professions:
What is your learning style? • To learn we depend on our senses to bring the information to our brain • Most of us tend to use one of our senses more than the others but we also use them in combination • There are three types of learners • Auditory • Visual • Kinesthetic • Which one do you think you are?
SEE IT • If you are a visual learner you will learn best by: • Watching a demonstration • Looking at pictures • Watching a video • Reading instructions
HEAR IT • If you are an auditory learner you learn best by: • Listening to instructions • Discussing a topic • Reading out loud
DO IT • If you are a kinesthetic learner you learn best by: • Trying something yourself • Actually playing the game • Physically doing something
If you are a visual learner, you will tend to be strong in the following MI’s: Visual/Spatial Logical/Mathematical Intrapersonal Naturalist Learning styles and MI
If you are a Auditory learner you will tend to be strong in the following MI’s: Linguistic Logical/Mathematical Interpersonal Intrapersonal Naturalist Learning styles and MI
If you are a kinesthetic learner you will tend to be strong in the following MI’s: Bodily/kinesthetic Visual/spatial Musical/Rhythmic Naturalist Learning styles and MI